This is a fine and FUN HAT — we love the shape and design.
“This hat was made using Living Felt medium hat block and the extension. Living Felt Black Onyx MC -1 Batt with alpaca sandwiched in between layers. It was wet felted then more batt was needle felted over top which added strength and a finished look. The hat band was left over felting and Lincoln Locks are the embellishment.
Thank you for supplies and knowledge you provide.”
Sue Ranbarger, Michigan
“HERE IT IS HERE IT IS!!!! Im so d@#n proud of my witch hat! Thank you Marie Spaulding for your tips and tricks and help! And sandra for helping me with the resist! :)”
– Sammiej Brinkman, Netherlands
Magical Millinery – Felting Fantasy Hats
3-days with Kate Koprowski of HandiCraftKate
Call us with questions 1- 877-665-5790
Date: Feb 15-17, 2018
Time: 9am- 4pm Thursday- Saturday
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Location: LIVING FELT 14121 W. Hwy 290, Bldg 2A Austin, TX 78737
This February spend three days on-location in beautiful Austin Texas delving into a felting workshop that will introduce you to the art of millenary.
The focus of this workshop will be the construction of three different types of fantasy hats through the use of resist felting.
Each of the three hats that students construct will require a specifically shaped resist to create a seamless and hollow 2-D hat “blank”. In order to transform the 2-D hat blank into a 3-D wearable fantasy hat sculpture the students will learn several different blocking techniques and approaches. This workshop will give students the basic felting techniques at the core of every 3-D project by covering: resist making, measuring, shaping, thinking in 2-D forms to create 3-D shapes, shaping and finishing. This is an intermediate level class-for those with some feltmaking experience. If you are a beginning feltmaker you may find this class challenging but not overwhelmingly so.”
Possible Project One “Pixie Hood”
Possible Project Two “Fantasy Fedora”
Possible Project Three “Witch Hat”
More info or Register Here
Talk about thinking outside the box! This hat Rocks!
“I am bringing the 60’s back with my “beehive” hat!! :). It’s made from Living Felt core, the needle felting hat kit deluxe in summer and flowers, the 4 needle tool, a little bit of butterscotch Merino, and lots of flowers I had in my stock. The bees came from a get well bouquet of flowers I received from a work friend after my recent hip surgery. Does this scream Spring or what? :)”
– Melanie C., Pennsylvania
We LOVE this felted hat by Evelyn Pinney in Colorado! She used our hat form and brim for needle felting and finish with wet felting. Just gorgeous!
“…my first wide brim hat with wet-felted hatband, using the Living Felt hat shape and supplies”
– Evelyn Pinney, Colorado
Judi Francis of Felting With a Point has become quite adept at felting hat and scarf combos. She needle felts over our Earth Harmony Hat Forms and wet felts them to finish.
Details are often added with needle felting and hand stitching. This lovely duo is MC-1 Mahogany with Merino Top Mojave.
Visit: Felting With a Point
Stormy Kirk, also in California, loves using our hat forms as well!
This ensemble is made with Alpaca fiber from her ranch.
“Jade Jewel Hat and Scarf made from 100% Alpaca Fiber from our farm.
Needles , forms and instructions from Living Felt.
Thank you Living Felt for supplying quality tools.”
– Stormy Kirk, California
For their fun girls getaway, these women decided to make some wet felted hats! Suzy Whitney taught her friends how to wet felt a hat on a gertie ball– what a fun weekend idea!
They look like they had a lot of fun- hats make a great holiday gift. 🙂
If you would like to make your own felted hat, try out our Living Felt needle felting a hat kit.